Sheringham CC move up to second in table

Sheringham travelled to Hethersett & Tas Valley A in Norfolk Alliance Division 4 and put in a much improved display to take 24 points. They now sit second in the league and face an early season top of the table clasj at home to leaders Stow A on Saturday.

. The Lobsters won the toss and elected to field. Openers G. Enslin and C. Moy found their lines from the off and both struck inside the first 10 overs to leave the hosts 28-2.

With Moy not 100pc fit, Sturgess replaced him in the attack and bowled with control to keep the pressure on. This helped Enslin, who picked up three further wickets in a fine opening spell (12-4-25-4), further assisted by two smart catches by S. Cox. With Sturgess (1-38) also breaking through, Hethersett were in trouble at 62-5 from 23 overs.

After the break S.Hayes (48) and D. Austin (49) counter-attacked, taking advantage of the short boundaries to up the run rate. Sheringham were looking slightly ragged and were relieved to see J. Moy (2-58) remove Hayes lbw to end a stand of 86. C. Moy (2-47) returned to remove Austin, though the hosts' tail continued to attack and reached 195 from 46 overs. Wicket-keeper Bailey claimed a run out from the final ball of the innings to earn Sheringham maximum bowling points.

Sheringham got off to a positive start through openers R. Sturgess and M. Hudson (16). When Hudson chopped on Sheringham were 31-1 after 8 overs,bringing J. Moy to the crease. Moy and Sturgess batted positively and added 69 in 12 overs before Sturgess was caught for a well made 48. With the score 100-2 after 20 overs the Lobsters were in control as A. Spillett joined the fluent Moy at the crease. Moy set about attacking the home side's change bowling and smashed five fours and six sixes as he guided Sheringham towards victory.He was caught and bowled for a match winning 84 to leave skipper W. Neave (12 not out) to join Spillett (16 not out) to see Sherignham home, the Lobsters reaching 196-3 in the 41st of their allotted 46 overs.

n In the Mid-Norfolk League Sheringham travelled to Acle in Division Thee.

The visitors chose to bat and after losing an early wicket P Sheridan impressed, hitting 85 before trying one shot too many. J Moy again played well with a decent 42 while skipper R Sturgess scored 26 before N Lomax, usually a bowler, notched up 45. Late resistance set Acle a target of 283.

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Acle got off to a good start, with their opening batsman scoring a quick 83. The run rate then slowed when P Sheridan and N Lomax were brought on. Conceding only 42 runs in their combined 16 overs, victory was assured for Sheringham.

Acle finished five wickets down after clocking up 197 to make it an 85 run victory for Sheringham. Next up are Bacton at home.

n Sheringham CC U13 were well beaten by a strong Ashamanhaugh & Barton Wanderers side on Sunday

Ashmanhaugh scored 91 for 6 off their 16 overs. Dougie Wright (1 for 7) was the stand-out bowler with Liam Copeman and Dan Sheridan also each picking up a wicket. In reply Sheringham were all out for 22 with only Archie Galley (7 no) and Dan Sheridan (3) really adapting to the accurate bowling.